Steven P. MoskowitzPartner

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Steven Moskowitz practices in all areas of commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financing and leasing, with an emphasis on representing institutional investors, pension funds, REITs and foreign investors. He has significant experience in counseling investment advisers and is well versed in the tax and ERISA issues applicable to tax exempt and foreign investors.

Steven has worked on a number of high-profile real estate transactions while at Stroock. Some of his notable representations have included the recapitalization of 10 Hudson Yards, New York, New York; the acquisition, financing and redevelopment of the Washington Post, Washington, D.C.; the acquisition, financing and recapitalization of Century Plaza Towers and 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles, California; and the acquisition, privatization and recapitalization of an NYSE-listed REIT on behalf of a pension fund.

Chambers USA has recognized Steven as one of the nation’s top real estate lawyers for many years. He also has been nationally recommended by The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.


Representative Matters

  • The $2.15 billion recapitalization of 10 Hudson Yards, New York, New York on behalf of a private REIT sponsored by Related and Oxford and including a sovereign wealth fund and a commingled pension trust fund. The representation included the sale of a 44% equity interest to a public German insurance company, a redemption of equity interests and $1.2 billion mortgage and mezzanine refinancing;
  • Formation of a joint venture and private REIT on behalf of a Canadian Pension Plan for the acquisition, financing and redevelopment of the Southern portion of New York City’s historic St. John’s Terminal;
  • Disposition of the Southeast Financial Center, Miami, Florida, Houston Center, Houston, Texas and Pacific Place, San Francisco, California on behalf of an investment advisor;
  • Acquisition, financing and redevelopment of the Washington Post site, Washington, D.C. on behalf of a private REIT;
  • The acquisition, financing and recapitalization of Century Plaza Towers and 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles, California;
  • Acquisition, privatization and recapitalization of an NYSE-listed REIT on behalf of a pension fund;
  • Formation of a joint venture for the development and financing of a 47-story office building containing approximately 1.7 million square feet in New York City on behalf of a commingled pension trust fund;
  • Formation of a joint venture and private REIT to acquire and finance the acquisition of three class A office properties in Boston, Massachusetts on behalf of pension fund investors;
  • The acquisition of 31 outlet shopping centers in 18 states on behalf of a publically traded REIT; and
  • A $345 million single asset financing secured by a super-regional mall.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers
  • Chambers USA
  • Super Lawyers
  • The Legal 500 United States

Admitted To Practice

New York; Colorado


Education

J.D., Columbia Law School, 1991; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan, 1988